The “Floating Island of Flowers,” or Rebun Island, is the northernmost island of Japan. As its nickname suggests, there are over 300 varieties of flowers, many of which grow exclusively on the island itself. Rebun lady’s slipper and Rebun primrose are just two of the many unique variations that can be found upon the island’s verdant hills. Rebun Island is located at a high latitude, making it possible for the alpine flowers to bloom even at sea level. For visitors that want to enjoy a leisurely stroll, the alpine plants are all accessible without having to hike Mt. Rebun to see. Between June and August is the perfect time to visit and catch these beautiful flowers in all of their natural glory.